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Oxford nominates nine staff for Betty Campion Award

As is the annual tradition, principals from each school honored Betty Campion nominees before the Oxford School Board April 16. According to the Oakland Schools Education Foundation website, "The Betty Campion Distinguished Support Service Award was established in 1990 to recognize the many contributions support persons make to the learning community in Oakland County....more >>

Teachers across the district honored for service in the classroom

Along with Betty Campion Awards, Teacher of the Year nominees were also recognized by theOxford School Board April 16. Oxford Virtual Academy Executive Director Andrew Hulbert kicked off "Teacher of the Year," nominations with Peggy Boggs, who Hulbert described as "an absolute unbelievable addition to the (OVA) middle school....more >>
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OHS Team TORC places 16th at world championship

Oxford High School's Robotics Team TORC has competed in five FIRST Robotics World Championships since they were founded in 2007. With 5,000 high school teams worldwide, TORC was one of 400 teams to compete in the most recent world championship competition, held April 22 -27 in St....more >>
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Duct Tape Club sticks at OMS

Oxford Middle School now has a club that really "sticks together" thanks to the Makayla Stickney, founder of the "Duct Tape Club" Stickney said she was inspired by her younger sister....more >>
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Shadow Dragons win OMS book battle

Five middle school teams competed in Battle of the Books April 24 at the Oxford Middle School Commons. Participants read five books on their own time in preparation for the Battle....more >>
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1779: Francis Scott Key, author of the Star Spangled Banner.
1818: Maria Mitchell, the first female astronomer in the U.S.
1819: Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick
1942: Jerry Garcia, lead singer of the Grateful Dead.
1951: Jim Carroll, musician and writer of The Basketball Diaries.
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1943: Over 177 B-24 Liberator bombers attack the oil fields in Ploesti, Rumania, for a second time.
1944: The Polish underground begins an uprising against the occupying German army, as the Red Army approaches Warsaw.
1950: Lead elements of the U.S. 2nd Infantry Division arrive in Korea from the United States.
1954: The Geneva Accords divide Vietnam into two countries at the 17th parallel.
1964: Arthur Ashe becomes the first African-American to play on the U.S. Davis Cup tennis team.